I installed a CC 2.0 chip into my v15 77001a PS2. The diagnostic LED on the chip goes off after about one second from bootup... but here's my issue:
1) booting PS2 originals is a no-go, takes me directly to the browser, which I believe is what it is supposed to do, upon a fresh, new install. But when I select the "Playstation 2 disc" icon, the screen fades to black, flickers a few times, and returns me to the browser. NOTE: If I disable the chip (using the reset x6 method), PS2 originals boot fine!
2) with the chip in enabled mode, PSOne (PSX) originals boot fine!
Attempted on three different occasions to burn the Firmware disc on different media, but to no avail. Booting them just gives me the RSOD. Even making sure I used the recovery mode (reset x3), it refuses to load the firmware disc.
NOTE: I have yet seen the CC Boot Splash Screen. I'm not sure if I should see it now, or upon proper firmware/BM installation.
I hope I was thorough enough in my explanation, so that I can get a solution to this issue, and begin to enjoy the benefits of the great chip!